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Beloit man indicted by grand jury

A Beloit man was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Madison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Deonte L. Williams, 24, was indicted by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court - Western District of Wisconsin, on two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The indictment alleges he had a .25 caliber pistol and ammunition on Oct. 9.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on each count. The charges are the result of an investigation by the Beloit Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Beloit band wins competition

Four students from Beloit Memorial High School's rock band Alacrity won the regional Launchpad Battle of the Bands this weekend.

Phil Carper, Andy Lutz, Peter Murry and Brad LeBaron took home the top award at the competition, which was held at Stoughton High School.

This is the second year in a row that Alakrity has won the regional Launchpad competition. They will compete at the state level competition on June 23 in Madison.

Launchpad is a statewide, alternative music competition for Wisconsin high school students who are in bands formed outside of the music classroom. Alakrity is a Christian punk rock band. Members of Alakrity have all been a part of the School District of Beloit music program at one time or another.

Fashion show set at school

A fashion show, featuring the Even Start Dancers and the Stateline Boys and Girls Club Spirit Squad, will be held 3 - 5 p.m. Saturday at Aldrich Middle School, 1859 Northgate Drive, Beloit.

“Watch Us Shine” is the title of the event. Tickets will be $5 each and can be purchased at Aldrich Middle School or at the Stateline Boys and Girls Club, 1851 Moore St., Beloit.

Sharon to host antiques auction

SHARON - Historic Sharon's Spring Antiques and Collectibles Auction will be held starting at 11 a.m. Sunday in downtown Sharon at the Community Center.

The event also will feature an all-you-can-eat soup and salad luncheon.

The auction is sponsored by J and P Antiques, A Wing and A Prayer Antiques, Tque It Up Antiques and Collectibles and Doc's Antiques in Belvidere.

The luncheon will be $6 for adults and $5 for seniors. For information, call (262)736-6246.

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